Pinkathon takes a new step!
Milind Soman | Founder, Pinkathon
Hello people !!
This is the first edition of the Pinkathon newsletter! It brings Pinkathon home. Especially at this time, where we cannot physically meet, and we don’t know when we will have the next Pinkathon on the ground, this effort, apart from social media, will hopefully help us to stay connected. It’s a small start, but I look forward to your response and suggestions
on how we can make this publication bring more value to our lives. This might especially be a good way to reach out to our community in cities across India and abroad whom we have never met, but who are so close to us all ! In this edition we have included pieces of text, video and audio, as well as some content curated and aggregated from the internet, to give you an idea of what is possible in future editions.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK!
Immunity and the New Normal!
We are all waiting to see what the world will be like when we finally get out of our homes and speculation is huge on different scenarios. One thing is for sure that the pandemic has taught us a lesson we will hopefully take seriously, to respect and take care of our health, to keep our immune system strong, so we will never again be terrorised by one of the billions of bugs that we share our world with. George Carlin and Bill Maher give us their take in their usual hilarious style!
Even as we live through this troubled time, we plan for the future, as much as we can. We have no indication of when it will be possible to organise another edition of Pinkathon, with thousands of women, excitedly taking their first steps to fitness, but we hope that perhaps soon events with smaller numbers of participants might be allowed. Which brings us to Pinkathon Day 2020 and the Ambassador Summit that precedes it. The Summit will be organized this year, that is the good news and the dates are 23rd and 24th of May. We are finalizing the online format that we will adopt…
RECIPES FOR THE LOCKDOWN!
With so much talk of diets and supplements and requirements for protein, there are hundreds of questions about what to eat, what is healthy, what do runners need and so on, endlessly. When I was asked in 2012 what I ate while I was running from Delhi to Mumbai, I said Dal khichadi every day. People were quite shocked. Was it enough ? They asked. I replied ‘I got to Mumbai, right ? 🙂 the fact is that simple Indian food can offer a balanced diet, with all the nutrients that we require. My most preferred choice amongst all that – Dal khichadi! Almost every region of india has it’s own version, and all highly nutritious and delicious !
The Big Idea!
Working on Mental Health
Mental strength is the ability of an individual to effectively deal with challenges or stress and to be able to do their best regardless of the circumstances. Mental strength helps you to understand and accept your emotions and still make rational decisions that guide your actions in a positive direction.
Developing mental strength requires hard work and commitment. It’s about developing healthy habits and choosing to devote your time and energy to be the best you can be.
Q. How do we stay motivated during Lockdown?
Q. How to get fit for running while at home?
Interview with Man Kaur
Man Kaur, 105 years old, Mascot of Pinkathon, and winner of multiple gold medals for India is preparing for her next World Masters Championship in 2021. The world champion athlete shares her simple, yet profound, secrets!
- What exercises do you enjoy?
When i started running at the age of 93years we were at Chandigarh and went daily to Punjab University and i would warm up and run repeats of 40m, 60m and 100m. Before the lockdown i would train on alternate days. Other days i would do some stretching exercises. Now i train at home in a Balcony measuring about 12 m and complete 25-30 repetitions.
Yoga for all!
Yoga has something for everyone, and literally everyone today is trying it out! Our picks today are people who are inspiring and motivating as they break the stereotypes that often tend to discourage people who believe them. One is a mother of two young children with a third on the way, who believes in living naturally and the other will make you think a hundred times before you think ‘I cant’…
View this post on Instagram
This month I got the chance to try out the new @Diaandco activewear box that has been released! It's the first time ever trying out an athletic wear styling service, and trusting someone else to pick out stuff for me. I was actually surprised at the different plus size brands I haven't heard of that were offered in the box, which is a good way to try out many different brands and things I wouldn't usually pick out, and see how they are without fully committing till I like what I get! This outfit was picked out for me and I really like it. As you all can tell I enjoy my colorful clothes, and I like to mix up colors together. I've also really been wanting a bright solid color pair of leggings so this was a great pick. Also, thank you to my stylist for selecting items that fit shorter people, I've never had a brand with the perfect length of leggings for my short legs haha! This bra was also a nice pick even though I had to exchange it because it was too small. Which was actually a good thing so I could try out returning it which was super quick and easy. Click the link in my bio to sign up to get your own @diaandco activewear box! . https://bit.ly/2NhxhUA . #fittothrive #diaandcopartner #sponsored
Pinkathon against COVID-19
With the COVID-19, nationwide 21-day complete lockdown, the underprivileged and the daily wage workers are struggling to meet their basic needs.We are donating food and hygiene kits, adequate for 1 person for 30 days.
The kit contains 2 kg rice, 2 kg wheat flour, 1 kg dal, 1 ltr cooking oil, 1 kg sugar, 1 kg salt, 1 packet biscuit and 1 soap bar. Each kit costs just ₹750.
Donate a Kit today, to help people in need. Please note, all donations to USF are eligible for 50% tax exemption under section 80G of the I-T Act